All servers were down for
of the Rings Online for a few hours on Monday
morning as Turbine applied the first patch for Update 3. This patch
fixed numerous bugs that have cropped up since Update 3 went live, and
addresses some issues related to the merging of former Codemasters' EU
servers with Turbine's Global Service.
A few significant things have gone into this update. Firstly,
the Rift of Nurz Ghashu skirmish has been brought back into play,
allowing people to complete epic books. However, the Inn of the
Forsaken instance has been stricken from the Classic Instance join
panel. The items from the Inn of the Forsaken instance are still
available from the Classic skirmish vendor, but with no way to earn the
Secondly, the jewellery sets from the Halls of Night instance
have been made Bind-On-Acquire, resulting in an 11th-hour bidding war
late Sunday night as people scrambled to buy and/or sell the Bracelet
and Ring of Brawling while it was still Bind-On-Equip. Strangely, the
Medallions of the North-men are now "Bind to Account On Acquire"
instead of Bind On Acquire. This was not announced in the patch notes.
Also worthy of note: a number of special bonus items from past
pre-order and promotional packages have been consolidated between
former Codesmasters and North American servers. Players from both sides
of the Atlantic may notice some weird new items in their packs after
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